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Poster: unclejohnnyd Date: Sep 30, 2006 12:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: so who listens to nothin' but dead

I seem to differ from a lot of fans I know in that I don't really get into most other " jam" bands. I tend to lean towards the song more. Even with the Dead. Don't get me wrong I love the long weird stuff but one of the things that allways moved and still moves me about the Dead is it's a collective thing rather than a look at me I'm jamming thing. I like WSP but the constant lead soloing grates on me. I like Phish but I find their songs to be just so dumb. When I'm not listening to the Dead I listen to a wide variety. Country - I love Gram Parsons. Two of my most favorite bands from the modern era are Wilco - some of the finest crated songs anywhere and Ween - these guys just KILL. They are so rude and hillarious. They takes nothing serious and yet they can play a wide range of everything and make it look easy. I got a million favorites. I love Miles too.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 1, 2006 12:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: so who listens to nothin' but dead

Unclejohny, we defintely share some of the taste. You probably already know this, but supposedly the Gram Parsons/GD release will be out next year. Apparantly the guy who owns Amoeba Music is starting a label and the first release will be "15 unreleased songs that were recorded as part of a 1969 concert featuring Parsons and the Dead." First I'd ever heard about such a show, but if it's out there and coming, I'm beyond thrilled. Talk about two great tastes going great together...

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Oct 1, 2006 12:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: so who listens to nothin' but dead

Wow ... that would be an incredible listen! Hope it comes to pass.

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Poster: unclejohnnyd Date: Oct 1, 2006 11:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: so who listens to nothin' but dead

actually I didn't know they ever played together? Are you sure? I've seen the pics of the Dead wearing those awful Nudie (? ) country suits maybe it was then? Or was it at a Burrito Bros. gig when they were playing some of the same festivals?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 1, 2006 4:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: so who listens to nothin' but dead

I've heard it from several people "in the biz", but not much out on the web. However, this is from www.contactmusic.com from a few months back:

A collection of lost collaborations cult rocker GRAM PARSONS recorded with the GRATEFUL DEAD will launch a new label created by the man behind US music store chain Amoeba. Amoeba boss DAVE PRINZ reportedly uncovered the 15 unreleased Parsons tracks while sifting through the Grateful Dead's 'vault' earlier this year (06) and the recordings will launch his Amoeba Records label early next year (07). Most of the tracks are taken from a previously unreleased 1969 concert recording. The release will mark a year of Parsons celebrations - he would have turned 60 in 2007. Prinz, a huge fan of Parsons' music, hopes to follow the CD with other archival material, only a fraction of which appeared before the country rocker's death in 1973.
31/05/2006 12:3

I love me some Gram. This also could help explain some of Phil's love for Ryan; I was lucky enough to see Whiskeytown many, many times in NC, and when Ryan is on, he's great.